San Marcos Appraisal Services

Our Services

For Residential and Commercial Properties

San Marcos Home Appraisals is proud to be the #1 independent real estate appraisal firm in San Marcos, TX. We accept appraisal assignments for residential and commercial properties from private parties as well as industry professionals, banks and lenders.. Our focus on quick turn times, fair pricing and accurate appraisals has positioned us at the forefront of the industry. If you need a Texas certified appraiser to perform a fast and affordable appraisal for your property, give us a call today.

Appraisal Assignment Types We Accept

  • Private Use / General Value Inquiries
  • Listing Appraisals
  • Mortgage / Lending
  • Divorce / Separation
  • Estate / Probate
  • Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Removal
  • Tax Protests
  • Investment / Rental Property
  • Portfolio Evaluation
  • Highest and Best Use Evaluation

Top Reasons We're The Best Appraisers in San Marcos!

Local Market Knowledge - Our home appraisers have performed 100's a real estate appraisals in the Austin area. Unlike many "Management Companies" that contract appraisers from out of area to perform assignments, we are located right here in Austin. Our market experience within Austin give us an edge in both speed and cost for our appraisal services.

Quicker Appraisal Reports - The appraisal process requires a good amount of research, scheduling, travel and finally the report writing process. A good appraisal company will take 3-5 business days to complete the appraisal process from the time of site visit until the report is delivered. For us, that just isn't good enough. So our reports are guaranteed to be delivered within 2 business days from the site visit. And to top it off, we offer a rush 24Hr appraisal service for those that need the appraisal ASAP!

Better Prices - Because we know the Austin market well, we can perform appraisals faster and charge our customers less! You can search around but we'll just go ahead a tell you. The costs of our appraisal services are typically 15% or more LOWER than our competitors. This doesn't mean our appraisal services are inferior; in fact, you'll find that our reports are more complete and thoroughly researched that what many other companies offer.

Advanced Technology - Let's face it, time is money. Knowing this, we've made investments in technology that allows us to compile and analyz data faster, allowing our appraisers to complete more reports in less time. With the use of tablet PCs in the field, we've removed redundant data entry of the past. We've also equipped all our appraisers with laser measuring tools to allow for faster measuring of homes. We maintain a subscription to several data resources as well as the most sophisticated appraisal softwares. Finally, GPS devices allows our appraisers to reach their appointments on time.

Better Reports - The appraisal report is the actual document, in PDF format, we send to clients via email which details the methods and data used to value a property. Our goal has been to make all our reports easier to read and understand while still supplying a wealth of information about the property and the real estate market.

Types of Properties - Some appraisal firms only appraise certain property types. We provide services for virtually all residential properties, simple or complex. These include single-family homes, multi-family homes, duplexes, townhomes, condos, investment properties, lakefront and rural homes.


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Common Appraisal Questions

What kind of special training is required of an appraiser?

A real estate appraiser must be licensed or certified through a state agency and is required to meet educational, experience, and examination requirements. Additionally, house appraisers must complete several thousand hours of appraisal assignments as an apprentice prior to earning their license. Home appraisers are also expected to show geographic proficiency for their market area.

Do real estate appraisals expire?

The effective date of an appraisal can be found near the beginning of the report and specifies the date which the opinion of value is to apply to. The speed at which fluctuations in house values occur in the market area decides how long an appraisal report is valid. For lending scenarios your lender will reject any comparable property sales that are older than twenty-four weeks. The most often recognized “expiration” time frame for an appraisal is 3 months.

Which updates add the highest value to my house?

Just how much any particular upgrade might add to your house’s appraisal value, referred to as contributory value, can often range wildly from market to market, dictated by the desires of each market area. If desired, a professional appraiser familiar with your market area can aid you in determining the the most beneficial home-improvement value.


Our Location

San Marcos Home Appraisals
210 N Edward Gary St #217
San Marcos, TX 78666
(Private Offices - No Walk Ins)


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